Astounding Science Fiction, Volume 44 Number 2, October of 1949. Published by Street & Smith Publications, Inc., New York, NY. 164 pages. Cover art by Alejandro de Cañedo. Edited by John W. Campbell, Jr. Featuring essays by John W. Campbell, Jr. as The Editor, John R. Pierce as J. J. Coupling and L. Sprague de Camp. Catherine C. de Camp and P. Schuyler Miller provide book reviews on DARKER THAN YOU THINK by Jack Williamson, SKYLARK OF VALERON by Edward E. Smith, Ph.D. and THE WHEELS OF IF by L. Sprague de Camp. Includes the following works of fiction:
The Aristocrat, a novelette by Chan Davis. Production Test, a shortstory by Raymond F. Jones. Time Heals, novelette by Poul Anderson. The Automagic Horse, a novelette by L. Ron Hubbard. Cold War, a shortstory by Kris Neville. The Finan-seer, a shortstory by E. L. Locke. Defense Mechanism, a shortstory by Katherine MacLean.